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'''John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir''' (; 26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist Party (Scotland)|Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the List of Governors General of Canada#Governors General of Canada, 1867–present|15th since Canadian Confederation. After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, serving as a private secretary to the colonial administrator of various colonies in southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort in the First World War. Buchan was in 1927 elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities (UK Parliament constituency)|Combined Scottish Universities, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing ''The Thirty-Nine Steps'' and other adventure fiction. In 1935 he was appointed Governor...
OrderList of Governors General of Canada|15th
OfficeGovernor General of Canada
Term start2 November 1935
Term end11 February 1940
Monarch{{unbulleted list | George V | Edward VIII | George VI}}
Primeminister{{unbulleted list | William Lyon Mackenzie King}}
PredecessorVere Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough|The Earl of Bessborough
SuccessorAlexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone|The Earl of Athlone
Birth date{{birth date|df=yes|1875|8|26}}
Birth placePerth, Scotland
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